Space

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NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

By Rob Holmes
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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

Common ground in space despite escalating tensions on Earth

By Rob Holmes
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Space | A software snag turned a six-hour ride into a two-day journey for the Russian and American astronauts aboard a Soyuz capsule on its way to the International…

Midday Roundup: The Obama administration’s war on caloric subterfuge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Because nobody drinks just half a Coke. Nutrition labels on food packages could be changing to more realistically reflect people’s eating habits. The Obama…

Midday Roundup: Pharmacy won’t fill execution drug prescription

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lethal prescription. A compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma has agreed not to provide the deadly drug needed for an execution scheduled for next week in Missouri.

Midday Roundup: New cable giant plans coast-to-coast rampage

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Massive merger. Comcast Corp. announced today it plans to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., forming an uber-company out of the nation’s two largest cable TV…

Midday Roundup: Frozen roads cause Southern traffic meltdown

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Snow day. Hundreds of stranded motorists in Alabama and Georgia spent the night in their cars, stuck on icy roads. Although only about 3 inches of snow…

Life on other planets? Evidence is shaky, at best

By Julie Borg
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Science | Earlier this month, a report based on findings by NASA’s Kesler spacecraft made news when it claimed that Earth-like, habitable planets are surprisingly…

Midday Roundup: Like your current insurance plan? Too bad.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s what I meant to say. President Barack Obama is adding some nuance to the oft-spoken (and now broken) promise that’s gotten him in so much trouble…

Space balloon gives whole new meaning to liftoff

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Would you want to float into space in a balloon? You might be able to in 2016, for the bargain price of $75,000. World View Enterprises, a company that hopes…

One more small step toward space

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Science | The space shuttle may not be flying anymore, but the last and greatest frontier is by no means closed. This week saw two different pushes into the wild, blue…

Midday Roundup: Who thinks Chris Christie is hot?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | For whatever it’s worth. A poll released today that rates politicians by their popularity “temperature” (not their looks, as I first thought when I read…

NASA telescope gets the low-down on the sun’s lowest regions

By Alissa Robertson
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Space | Scientists at NASA are now able get a close-up look at the sun and its atmosphere, thanks to the new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft.

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